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Cars packed, work's done, phone's ready to be diverted, beers are in the esky on ice in the boot.

 

Can we go yet?

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An impressively long drive today. Tank and a half :spoton:, :drivingalong:only just got to the motel a little while ago here in Strahan.

 

At Devonport early this morning straight off the boat:

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(yes, my finger is supposed to be there as it's blocking the sun so the uber bright lense flaring didn't get in the way of seeing the cars at all haha)

 

Then through cradle mountain, a bit of adventurous driving, heaps of boost and up through to Stanley for lunch:

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Then back down the same way we came with a topped up tank just outside of Stanley. All the way back between the two national parks down to Reece's Dam for the scenic route:

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Very enjoyable day and off to dinner shortly and some drinks and some rest to be ready to tackle some of the targa Tasmania route and more tomorrow.

 

That road between Wynyard and Parrawe is a fantastic mix of fast sweeping corners and sets of switchbacks with a nice smooth road for acceleration and braking grip :spoton: helped that we did it both directions today :)

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Looks fun and the run up to cradle mountain and back is enjoyable 

 

did you get your car sorted in the end keifzzz ?

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24 minutes ago, k31th said:

Nah, didn't climb the nut haha. It's not a bad spot, though.

I showed the pics to the missus and the first thing she said was, "Did he climb the nut?" I was all like, "haha ballsack", but it turns out it is a thing.

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OMG what a day - farrk me those were good roads ... :bliss:

 

Lobster lunch at Stanley was unexpectedly sensational 

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Now for some beers and steak on a balmy 19 deg C by water in Strahan ...

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Fantastic day.

 

Much more enjoyable with an idea of how long it takes to get where we need to be - coming into town at 6pm beats 3pm ;)

 

Some roads were that good today.... we did them twice (on purpose - they were better the 2nd time) :D

 

Keith's naviguessing was on point as always - GPS is for the plebs - inner compass FTW - we definitely didn't end up on dirt roads (and double down on the next corner), double back or get separated at any stage :P

 

Food has been farkin fantastic - company has been brilliant and the cars have really shown their legs.

 

Scenery is world class - every corner shows a new breath-taking vista, totally different from the last - mountains, hills, coasts, forests, lakes, cliffs, farms etc - all unique and brilliant.

 

The roads though - they make it - our cars were made for them and they for the cars.

Camber, corners, decent bitumen, decent width, bugger all traffic, absence of "nanny state enforcements", slower vehicles that move over or wave you past, realistic speed limits (and warning signs) - definitely left to the driver to decide how to drive.

 

3 more days of this - am sure I passed away peacefully in my sleep thurs night and am now in heaven

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that's a fantastic summary. I only hope we can match today's epic'ness tomorrow etc...

 

who needs actual good quality navigation when you can have fun doing it :) haha  probably need to get a :pooh:'er and find ALL of the linking roads, not just some :ermm:

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5 minutes ago, k31th said:

I only hope we can match today's epic'ness tomorrow etc...

Am sure we will.

 

Weather has been spot on and looks set to continue

 

We're now a lot more comfy looking for roads to explore rather than worrying about being at the destination in time

 

Fuel gets a lot more reliable here on out

 

We've got roads to go down that we KNOW are fantastic - plus ones to find that are going to at least equal them

 

We're eating ribs tomorrow night and BBQ on Sunday night

 

We worked out tonight that @EvilDaifu isn't going to make us walk a 2 hour hike up a hill to see something - he'd rather drive too :P

 

We'll be into Hobart too late tomorrow for you to buy a new CB that we can hear you over (we'll still be able to ignore you) :P

 

Galway Pipe bottle is still to be opened (we'll leave a message in to that'll be found in years to come and make the news - apparently that's a thing now??)

 

When we leave - we'll KNOW that it's not that hard of a thing to do again next year :D :D :D

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haha yeah, well... I'll just get one for next cruise. It's a bit frustrating that you guys can't hear me when I'm only about 1km ahead, but I can hear Gary :ermm:.

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